5 Great Restaurants Within Walking Distance of Valley Forge Inn Hotel in Pigeon Forge

October 9, 2020
Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville in Pigeon Forge

We have one of the best locations of any hotel in Pigeon Forge since we are directly on the Parkway. You’ll be able to easily get to get to where you want to go, which is super convenient! One of the best parts of being so close to everything is the ability to walk to places where you want to go. Here are 5 great restaurants that are easy walking distance from our hotel in Pigeon Forge:

1. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

The outside of Paula Deen's Family Kitchen in Pigeon Forge.We are right next to  The Island shopping and dining complex, which is home to Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen! This family style dining restaurant is a Pigeon Forge favorite, serving delicious southern specialties for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. After finishing off down home dishes such as Best Ever Southern Fried Chicken and Georgia Fried Catfish, be sure to sample Paula’s signature dessert, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake. Some lucky diners have even been known to have run into Paula Deen herself!

2. Margaritaville Pigeon Forge

Margaritaville, which is located at The Island as well, offers a laid back atmosphere and a huge deck overlooking the Little Pigeon River where guests can enjoy live music and outdoor dining. In addition to unique menu items including Jimmy’s Jammin’ Jambalaya and Beach Tacos, Margaritaville has an extensive retail store with a variety of great souvenirs. Plus, you can’t forget about all of their drink options! You have several flavors of margaritas to choose from, as well as a huge list of cocktails.

3. Sawyer’s Farmhouse Restaurant

pancakes with blueberries and strawberriesAnother restaurant that is within walking distance of our Pigeon Forge hotel is Sawyer’s Farmhouse Restaurant! This locally owned and operated restaurant has become a hit with both locals and tourists. They serve a wide selection of tasty breakfast foods such as crepes, made-from-scratch pancakes, and Belgian waffles. In addition to breakfast, Sawyer’s Family Restaurant offers lunch and dinner menus with burgers, fried chicken, and more!

4. Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs is a great place to go for a quick bite to eat. This casual eatery has a fun firehouse theme, complete with a full sized vintage fire truck inside of the restaurant! However, it is truly known for its massive subs and sandwiches, including specialty subs such as the Hook & Ladder, Engineer, and Firehouse Hero. Firehouse Subs also offers a children’s menu that comes with a kid-sized fire hat for children to take home!

5. TGI Friday’s

burger with a side of onion ringsTGI Friday’s is located directly across the street from our Pigeon Forge hotel and is well known for its tempting appetizers, steak, chicken, and seafood dishes. This restaurant is a great place to go when you aren’t sure what you want because there are so many options. Of course, no meal is complete without dessert. TGI Friday’s offers some of the best around with such tasty treats as Tennessee Whiskey Cake, Brownie Obsession, and Oreo Madness.

After enjoying your delicious meal, you can enjoy walking back to our hotel in Pigeon Forge. Take a look at all of our rooms at the Valley Forge Inn to start planning your Smoky Mountain vacation getaway now!